Around Town Aug. 13

Time change. Beginning Aug. 20, the Government Study Commission of Concord Township will hold meetings on the first and third Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Concord Township Municipal Building, 43 Thornton Rd.

Portrait of a Pig is heading to Denver, but will return.

Portrait of a Pig is heading to Denver, but will return.

• The Brandywine River Museum of Art will host a "bon voyage" party on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon to say “farewell for now” to Portrait of Pig by Jamie Wyeth, one of the most popular paintings in its collection. Portrait of Pig is a nearly life-sized painting of Wyeth's pet pig, Den Den. The painting will travel to the Denver Art Museum where it will be on view in “Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio.” The painting will return to Brandywine in February. The morning’s fun activities include creating a colorful pig sculpture, making a card to wish Den Den well on her adventure, and taking creative selfies in front of the painting for the chance to win a prize package from the museum shop of items featuring Portrait of Pig. Activities are free for members and included in museum admission.

•The Academy of International Ballet is holding open auditions for its December 2015 full-length production of the Nutcracker Ballet. Auditions for all ages and levels of experience will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, and on Sunday, Sept. 13, in its studios at 75 West Baltimore Pike in Media. An audition fee of $25 is required. Students who are cast will receive a detailed rehearsal schedule. For additional information contact AIB at 866-908-5666 or The website is

• The Kennett Area Senior Center hosts “Ask Your Pharmacist” on the third Tuesday of every month. On Tuesday, August 18 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. local pharmacist, Judy Labashosky will present “Lyme Disease and Treatments,”

•As New York prepares for the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., Penn Oaks Tennis and Fitness Center has its eyes on introducing the game to future stars. Penn Oaks is offering eight-week sessions throughout the year with special pricing as low as $20 per hour so younger kids can try the game. For information, go to

• The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art has launched a new website that will continue to have information on upcoming events, exhibitions, and conservancy services. In addition, the new site will add features such as highlights from the art collection, conservancy projects, museum guide, conservation success stories, visiting with children guide, information about historic resources, and Brandywine Blog. The new blog will complement the museum and conservancy blogs and focus on the intersection of art and the environment. To view it, click here,

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